FCRCC Youth Flatwater - Summer 2014

Introduction to Paddling (U10) – FUNdamentals & Foundations

Introduction to Paddling (7-10 years)

For kids aged U10 (kids that were under 10 on Jan 1st, 2019).  Minimum age of 7 is required.

This program introduces young paddlers to a variety of paddling disciplines: dragon boat, outrigger, and sprint canoe and kayak, in a fun, safe, and team oriented environment. Our NCCP trained coaches will be teaching the basics of water safety, stroke technique, coordination, and balance in a variety of boats, while engaging the paddlers in a lot of fun games and team focused activities.  The focus here is on developing fundamental movement skills and engaging in developmentally appropriate sport and physical activity.


  • have a positive attitude and willingness to focus, listen and learn! 🙂
  • have an interest in paddling!
  • be willing to participate in group warmups, workouts, and activities on the water and off

Group Goals

  • enjoy sport and demonstrate sportsmanship and teamwork
  • have great listening skills, build self-confidence
  • develop FUNdamental boat skills, teamboat skills, balance and boat control
  • develop racing experience in fun, low-stress environments
Spring/Summer Program (Now – Sept 2019)
  • Practice Schedule:
    • Spring Break Paddling Camp
      • Mar 18-22 @ 9am-4pm
    • Program Break – week of March 25th
    • Now until June:
      • Mon @ 4:30-6pm – Outrigger
      • Wed @ 4:45-6:45pm – Canoe/Kayak
      • Saturdays @ 11am-12:30pm – Canoe/Kayak
    • July – August:
      • M-F 9am-4pm – practices will run camp-style over the summer
      • Note: no camp on July 19th and Aug 9th as athletes and coaches will be travelling to Kamloops / Nanaimo for weekend regattas.
    • Sept – TBD